The Friends of the Multnomah County Library is a non-profit organization with a mission to advocate for and support our outstanding public library. We provide supplemental funding for library programs and services and sponsor activities which engage people who value our library. We are currently accepting applications for new members to join our Board of Directors. If you are interested in applying for a three-year term beginning in July 2018, complete the online application below and then submit your resume to The deadline for applying is March 25, 2018. Interviews will take place in April.

Board Commitment
The Friends of the Library is a working board with board members taking an active role in marketing, membership, and event planning activities for the organization. Board commitment requires attendance at monthly meetings and participation in one or more of our standing committees. Enthusiasm, the ability to work well as a member of a team, and a flexible schedule are all assets for this work.

Ideal Candidates
The ideal candidate should be passionate about public libraries and currently live or work in Multnomah County. We welcome diverse candidates who are excited to help inspire creativity and fresh thinking and to help our organization remain relevant in a changing world. Individuals who have an entrepreneurial or small business background are especially welcome to apply. We are also especially interested in receiving applications from individuals living in East Multnomah County.

We would like to find individuals with:

  • deep and varied community connections
  • IT experience
  • HR experience
  • event planning experience
  • graphic design skills

If you have skills or experience in one or more of these areas, we hope you’ll apply! No previous board service is required. In addition to completing the application, please email your resume to

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